13 May 2019
The CUNY Dance Initiative, Queensborough Community College’s Dance Program, and the Queensborough Student Association present Jennifer Archibald’s Arch Dance Company. The evening features a preview of Arch Dance Company’s newest work Hushed, with QCC dance program students opening the program in Archibald’s Line Up. The performance is Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center (25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, NYC). Tickets are $16.00 general / $11 students and seniors and are available online: www.bit.ly/ArchDance.
Jennifer Archibald is known for her stylistically diverse choreography and has received numerous commissions, including several from the Cincinnati Ballet, where she is the first female Resident Choreographer in the company’s 40-year history. Archibald taps classical training, street, funk and lyrical dance styles to create high-energy contemporary dance works based in personal investigations of human behavior.
In this preview of her newest work, Hushed, for her own company, Arch Dance, Archibald dives into the consequences of muting women’s souls. Springing from Jane Brox’s A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives, Archibald traces the history of silencing women’s voices. Performed by an all-female cast, Hushed brings together the hard edges of street dance with the fluidity of classical technique to express the ideals and disillusions that come from speaking uncomfortable truths. Archibald comments, “Souls are essential parts of human beings. When you expose the dark corners of your past, at what point do you reveal, release and soar?”
Read the full article on Broadway World.